Thursday, October 28, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #31 Anything Goes!

This week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! I just adore this little soccer player and have always wanted to use him for a scrapbook layout. Both my boys played soccer for years and I coached their teams for many of those seasons. I really miss those days of running up and down the field with them and practicing drills.

We would love it if you joined us for this challenge. Just link up your creation to the Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge blog for your chance to win some amazing digi images. Judy and her mom have added lots of really great images recently that would make great Holiday cards or thank you notes for after the holidays. If you want to see some of these new images check out the store HERE.

Layout Details:
Image: Boy Soccer Player from Digi Doodle Shop
Soccer Ball and Soccer: B is for Boys Cricut Cartridge cut at 9 inches
Star Border: Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge cut at 1.25 inches
Copics: E40, E00, E21, E35, E37, E57, R22, R24, R29, B39, B32, B23

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge #14 Thanks!

I am so excited because it is time for another fabulous challenge at Aud Sentiments! Our theme for this challenge is THANKS! You can create a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, etc for the challenge but you must use the word THANKS somewhere on your project.
For this challenge we are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs! They have some of the most adorable digi images around. I used one of their images called Little Girl Bear for my card. It's a super cute image that can be used for lots of different occasions. Meljen's also has a blog with lots of great samples of projects using their images.
Card Details:
Image: Little Girl Bear by Meljen's
Copics: G21, G85, R11, R20, R22, R32, E00, E21, Y21, YR31, E31, E33, E35, E47, E53
Sentiment Stamp: Close To My Heart
Now it's your turn to create a project. Don't forget to link it up at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog for your chance to win some goodies from Meljen's Designs.

Headless Horseman Bottle Wrap





Yesterday I showed you the 2 liter bottle I decorated and entered into the Boo Challenge on the Cricut Circle blog. This is the other bottle I decorated. This one actually uses more transparent items but I could only enter one into the challenge. I had saved this bottle for this project but I neglected to mention to my husband that I had plans for it. When I went to decorate the bottle, I found that my husband had thrown it in the recycle bin. That isn't too bad except that he crumpled the bottle and I had a horrible time trying to get it back into a decent shape. So that is why this one didn't get entered into the Cricut Circle Blog challenge. The face in the jack-o-lantern and the tree are transparency sheets. I colored them with a yellow copic marker to make it look like they are glowing. I also added three vellum ghosts. I didn't have a good adhesive for the vellum so you can see the adhesive I used showing through the vellum. I am sure my 14 year old son won't even care how the bottle is decorated. He will just be interested in all his favorite snacks I put inside.
Project Details:
Headless Horseman: Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge cut at 5 inches
Graveyard: Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge cut at 5 inches
Tree: Happ Hauntings Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Ghosts: Happy hauntings Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches
Copics: Y06

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Treats




This week the challenge on the Cricut Circle blog is to create something for halloween using some kind of transparent element. The transparent element could be vellum, plastic packaging, transperencies, etc. I decided to recycle a 2 liter Pepsi bottle as my transparent element. I plan to give this to my son for halloween so I have it filled with some of his favorite snacks. I used the shredded paper packing that came with my Cricut Circle Welcome kit so that is two recycled items. I knew I saved that for a good reason! On the spider web I used some of the Martha Stewart glow in the dark glitter. I can't wait to see how much it glows. Maybe I will get a picture later tonight.
Project Details:
Spider Web: Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Spider: October 31st Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches
Frankenstein: Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge cut at 4.5 inches
Skeleton: Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge cut at 4.5 inches
BOO!: Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge cut at 1 inch

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #30


The challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best is Keep It Simple. This means no designer paper and only 1 embellishment can be used. I usually prefer clean and simple cards so I thought this challenge would be a breeze for me...it wasn't! I just love using pattern paper. I decided I could fudge a little and give my plain white cardstock some texture using my cuttlebug. The image I chose for this card is Mouse in Teacup. You can purchase this stamp HERE. Isn't he just adorable? I collect tea cups but I think if I actually found a mouse it one, I wouldn't be too happy. We would love to have you join us in the challenge. Make a simple card and link it up at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge blog for your chance to win a gift certificate at the Digi Doodle Shop.

Card Details:
Image: Mouse in Teacup from Digi Doodle Shop
Scalloped Circle: Mini Monograms Cricut cart cut at 3 inches
Circle: George Cricut Cart cut at 2.5 inches
Martha Stewart border punch
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
Copics: E40, E41, E30, E31, e43, G21, G85, G99, R000, R0000, R00, R20, R85, R59, RV10

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Create Memories Sign

I made this sign to hang in my craft room. The sign is metal and I found it at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas craft aisle. They only had two so of course I bought them both. I am going to use the other one for a Christmas project. This sign will be perfect to hand in my craft room. Since my craft space is in our basement and I don't have windows in that area, I put up wall paper that reminded me of the kids playing outside. The paper has little radio flyer wagons and tricycles as well as a white picket fence. Not sure it shows up in the picture but I used a red Spica pen on the feathers and wing of the bird. The flower between the R and E is just cut from some of the pattern paper. All pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye.
Project Details:
Letters: Base Camp Cricut cart cut at 4 inches
Bird: Home Decor Cricut cart cut at 4 inches
Flower: Home Decor Cricut cart cut at 1, 1.25 and 1.5 inches
Memories: Home Decor Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Wall Decor

This was a lot of fun to make. I had this picture frame that wasn't being used so I decided to make a halloween picture to hang. the frame measures 6x18. I am going to enter this in to the Peachy Keen Let's Face It Friday Challenge. Dracula and Frankenstein's faces are from the Peachy Keen Monsters 'n More stamp set and the faces on the pumpkins are from the Peachy Keen cutout Pumpkin faces stamp set.
Project Details:
Cemetary gate and tombstones: happy Hauntings Cricut cart cut at 3.5 inches
Skeleton Bones: October 31st Cricut cart cut at 1 inch
Standing Skeleton: Happy Hauntings Cricut cart cut at 4 inches
Frankenstein: Happy Hauntings Cricut cart cut at 4.75 inches
Dracula: Happy Hauntings Cricut cart cut at 4.75 inches
Witch: Happy Hauntings Cricut cart cut at 2 inches
Tree: October 31st Cricut cart cut at 5.75 inches
Bat: October 31st Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches
Pumpkins: Pumpkin Carving Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches
Black Cat: October 31st Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Daycare Magnet Wall

This is what I made for my magnet wall in my daycare for this month. Last year I had the kids all dressed in Halloween costumes so I decided this year they should go on a hayride to the pumpkin patch. I couldn't resist dressing the baby up in a pumpkin suit though. Everything is laminated so the kids can move them around if they want.
Wagon: Old West Cricut cart cut at 9.75 inches (I cut off the cover for the wagon)
Barn: Old West Cricut cart cut at 9 inches
Tractor: Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart cut at 5 inches
Paper Dolls: Everday Paper Dolls Cricut cart cut at 7 inches
Pumpkin Suit: Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cart cut at 7.5 inches
Faces: Peachy Keen Stamps PK-908

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Digi Doodle Challenge #29 These Are My Peeps



Time for another Digi Doodle's Best challenge. This week the challenge is These Are My Peeps which means you need to create a project with people. I chose the image The Haircut for my card. When I saw this digi stamp I just had to laugh. My sister cut my hair when we were kids so this will be the perfect card for her. We would love it if you would join us for this challenge. Just link up your card over on the challenge blog and you may win a gift certificate for some digi stamps from the Digi Doodle Shop.

Copics: E57, E35, E31, E33, e37, E41, E40, BG23, BG10, E99, C1, C3, R02, R00, E21, E51, R32, E53, E50, E00

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge #13

Time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments. This week we are being sponsored by Revi Devi who provided the design team with some fabulous baby images to use for the challenge. I decided to make a banner for a baby shower as my design team project. I think it turned out really cute. Now I just need to find someone who is expecting a baby girl!!!










Banner details:
Banner panels: Nursery Rhyme Cricut cartridge cut at 6 inches
Letters for BABY: Nursery Rhyme Cricut cartridge cut at 3 inches
Welcome Little One: Nursery Rhyme Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5 inches
Pleated circles: 12x1.25 strip of paper scored and folded ever .25 inch
Dress, Rattle and Baby Carriage all from Revi Devi
We would love it if you would join us for this challenge. All you have to do is make a project (card, scrapbook layout, altered item, etc) and use any sentiment for a new baby. When finished, link up your project over at Aud Sentiments and you may win a prize from Revi Devi

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cricut Circle Blog Challenge


To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have created this layout all about me if it wasn’t for the current challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog. The challenge is to Celebrate the Strength of Girls. We were to use Pink, Ruffles, Scallops, Flourishes, Glitter and Jewels. This layout is all about how I like to spend my “Girl Time” in a household full of men.
I enjoy creating cards, scrapbook layouts, cross-stitch and some home d├ęcor items in my small craft room in the basement. I also am an avid reader and enjoy a variety of books from the basic whodunit to romance. I especially love it when the heroine in the book is a quirky woman who solves the crime. I love to share my creative projects on my blog as well as read other crafting blogs. The picture of me on this layout is the one I use for my crafting blog. I also included the Cricut Circle logo with the black bow since that is the avatar I use on the Cricut message boards. I have my journaling for this layout hidden behind the top pictures. It slides out by pulling on the scallop cut with the Martha Stewart border punch along the right side of the page.
Layout Details:
Frame: Songbird Cricut cartridge cut at 3.75 inches
Time: Old West Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5
Girl: Gypsy Wanderings cut at 2 inches
Bow: Easter Cricut cartridge cut at 4 inches
Border: Home Accents Cricut cartridge cut at 1.25 inches
Butterfly: Paisley Cricut cartridge cut at 1.25 inches
Martha Stewart border punch

Friday, October 8, 2010

All I Want For Christmas

This is just a fun little Christmas card I made. The inside sentiment says, "All I want for Christmas is Santa's naughty boy list" The digi image and sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps. I used snow white flower soft of her hat trim. I used a red Spica pen on her earrings but not sure it shows up great in the picture. The border was made using a Martha Stewart border punch.
Card details:
Copics: G14, C1, C5, C3, E21, E00, Gooo, W1, W3, R24, R27
Image: SC boylist from Bugaboo Stamps
Wreath: Christmas Cheer Cricut cartrige cut at 2.25 inches

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Challenge #28 at Digi Doodle Shop's Best


This is a very exciting day for me because it is my first day as a design team member for Digi Doodle Shop's Best. Such wonderful digi images and I am having a great time creating cards, scrapbook layouts and other projects.
This week the challenge is "Orange You Glad?" and all you have to do is use orange somewhere on your project. I chose to use the image Vegetable Cart from the Digi Doodle Shop. We would love it if you would join us in this challenge. The lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop.
Card Details:
Image: Vegetable Cart from Digi Doodle Shop
Copics: W1, W3, E33, E21, E13, E53, E99, E25, YR00, YR02, YR31, Y21, BV02, V17, ?G21, G85, G91, E51, E35, E50
Ink: New England Ivy from CTMH
Accent Frame: Storybook Cricut Cart cut at 2.72 inches

Monday, October 4, 2010

Winter Is For The Birds

On Saturday I got together with one of my crafty friends and we worked on our Christmas cards. This is one of the cards I managed to make that day. We did a lot of talking and laughing and oohing and ahhing over each other's supplies. My son said all we did was gossip but we had fun! This little bird is from Peachy Keen Stamps. He is just too adorable. All the papers are from a Christmas stack by The Paper Studio
Card Details:
Stamp: Winter is for the Birds from Peachy Keen Stamps
Pinecone corner: Joys of the Season Cricut cart
Copics: G07, R59, R27, YR04, E31, E53, E30

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Monthly Prize for October at Aud Sentiments

It's October and Aud Sentiments has a new monthly sponsor. For the month of October, Mad For Markers will be sponsoring us. They are giving the winner a pack of Xpress IT Blending cards. Wow! What a super prize! I have been wanting some of this paper myself.



Here is a little something about Mad For Markers...
"Mad for Markers is an Australian based company, selling Copic markers at decent prices to Aussie crafters.. We also stock the awesome Xpress IT blending card and are happy to ship this overseas as requested.We also run classes and have regular tutorials and challenges running on our blog."

If you would like to put your name into to pot for the monthly drawing, head on over to Aud Sentiments.

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Exciting News...


It has been so hard for me to keep silent but today I can share with all of you my exciting news. I made the design team for Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Yeah! I am so excited to get started but you have to wait a week to see my first creation as a design team member. In the meantime, you can head on over to the challenge blog and read the bios on all of the new design team members. It seems we are quite a diverse group of ladies from all over the world. While you are over there check out the current challenge which is to 3D- it!